Random Music News for Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Here’s another music news report generated from the NE Caribbean Command Centre.

  1. Here’s Bono talking about the new song U2 wrote for Paris.
  2. In the future, we’ll all listen to music via a chip in our brains.
  3. Some lost nudes of Madonna have surfaced.
  4. Ronnie Wood’s is going to be the father of twins. He’s 68.
  5. You know about that Depeche Mode-themed bar in Estonia, right? (Via Tom)
  6. Twitter’s year-end review puts boy bands at the top.
  7. A good article: the 50 most powerful female executives in music.
  8. The Beatles could be quite foul. Here’s the story of “Do You Want to Hold a Penis?”
  9. Coldplay’s new album will show up on Spotify Friday.
  10. And Taylor Swift has returned to Spotify–except that she was credited as Lostprophets. Remember them? The one with the pedophile lead singer that was sent to jail for 30 years? Oops. But it wasn’t Spotify’s fault.
  11. Here’s an odd version of “Jingle Bell Rock.”
  12. The world of karaoke is a very, very weird place.
  13. Justin Bieber is using Instagram to find women.
  14. So Kim and Kanye named their new baby Saint. But Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy got their first.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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